Sayansi Teknolojia na Ubunifu


To provide policy and guidelines on research and development (R&D), innovation with the focus to transform the country into knowledge based society.


  • To formulate and review science, technology, innovation and research policies, guidelines and standards and monitor their implementation;
  • To promote innovations and application of science and technology in the country;
  • To create conducive environment for science, technology and innovation research in the country;
  • To develop professional staff on science and technology in liaison with relevant ministries/sectors;
  • To establish and oversee the institutes of science and technology in the country;
  • To formulate and coordinate the implementation of national innovation system;
  • To stimulate industry and private sectors to increase its investment in S&T development and Innovation; and
  • To establish and operationalise a National Research fund management.

This Division will be led by a Director and will have the following two Sections:-

  • Research and Development Section; and
  • Science and Technology Section.


Research and Development Section

This Section will perform the following activities:-

  • Formulate and review a national research policy and monitor its implementation;
  • Promote the development of the research knowledge and human capital in research;
  • Promote the appropriate use of research resources through strategic institutional planning, collaboration among institutions and between sectors;
  • Support competitive research activities relevant to industry, and private sectors for socio- economic development;
  • Initiate and coordinate the development of the national Research Agenda (NRA);
  • Develop and coordinate research and development strategy, research dissemination and application;
  • Facilitate establishment and oversee a national research fund management;
  • Create conducive environment and system for private sector participation in research;
  • Develop mechanism for promoting collaboration in research among institutions;
  • Promote links with industry and business so as to identify needs and resources of these sectors and define relevant research programmes;
  • Undertake policy research, technology assessment, feasibility and technical studies to foster socio-economic development; and
  • Facilitate entrepreneurship and business collaboration in research Institutions.

This Section will be led by an Assistant Director.


Science and Technologies Section

This Section will perform the following activities:-

  • Formulate and review policies, laws and regulations related to Science, Technology, Innovations, Development and Transfer and monitor their implementation;
  • Promote the development of legal and regulatory framework for Science, Technology, Innovations Development and Transfer;
  • Facilitate conducive environment for commercialisation of research outcomes Technology Innovations and Inventions;
  • Oversee protection of Innovations, Inventions and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in the country;
  • Facilitate and coordinate the establishment of Science Parks, new centres of excellence in science and technology and oversee their effectiveness  in the country;
  • Identify and establish mechanism for promotion of application and acquisition of appropriate technologies;
  • Facilitate transfer and application of appropriate technologies to public for socio economic development;
  • Prepare and oversee the implementation of programmes and guidelines for development of innovators/investors in the country;
  • Facilitate promotion of National, Regional and International cooperation collaboration in research and development, science, technology and innovation;
  • Facilitate linkages and cooperation among public sector, academia and private sector in the development of science technology and innovation;
  • Facilitate promotion of human capital development in science, technology and innovation;
  • Facilitate the mainstreaming of gender issues in science and technology programmes and innovation; and
  • Oversee the establishment and use of the Innovation Fund.

This Section will be led by an Assistant Director.


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  • Name:    Permanent Secretary
  • Address: Government City
  • Mtumba Area - Afya Street
  •               P.O.Box 10
  •               40479 Dodoma
  • Tel:        +255 26 216 0270               
  •                +255 737 962 965
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